Illegally detained at Heathrow: £125 K compensation ordered by the UK Courts

The British high court has asked the UK government to pay a Gujarati woman £1.25 lakh as damages for illegal detention and harassment caused to her by immigration authorities at the Heathrow Airport when she had gone to England some years ago to meet family members. The behaviour of the officials at the airport had turned what was just a family visit into a “nightmare”.
Radha Patel, a mother of two who belongs to Godpar village in Kutch district, had gone to England in May 2011 for three months to meet her sister, Hansa, and brother, Laxman, who are settled there. On arrival at the airport, she had told officials there that she was neither well versed in English nor Hindi.

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